Do foxes hunt during the day? We have three small hens and one small young cockerel MIA. A couple of weeks ago in the middle of the morning I heard a crash in our woods near our yard as if something pouncing; heard a chicken scream, then they all freaked and took cover. They were all present and accounted for at the time, but next day one was missing. The second and third ones just dropped off the face of the planet. The last one to dissapear was a very small banty; she escaped from the banty pen and became an independant spirit; refused to be caught, and preferred to forage by herself. Not surprising that she dissapeared. We're pretty sure they're dissapearing during the day while out foraging; not at night. And we have found no trace of feathers, bodies, or anything, which is why I think it might be a fox. What is weird was, the other day I thought I heard the missing little roo crow off in the distance somewhere. Just once. Could they be going wild? And if they were, why would that be, and wouldn't we see them once in a while? Not sure if this post is in the right place, since this is more of a mystery than a predator problem; don't think there's much we can do if they're dissapearing out of our woods. Just curious.